biogeography

noun
bio·​ge·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌbī-ō-jē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce biogeography (audio) \

Definition of biogeography

: a science that deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

Other Words from biogeography

biogeographer \ ˌbī-​ō-​jē-​ˈä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce biogeography (audio) \ noun
biogeographic \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce biogeography (audio) \ or biogeographical \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce biogeography (audio) \ adjective
biogeographic distribution of organisms biogeographical ranges

Examples of biogeography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The implications of this theory of island biogeography and other studies rippled outward to other fields of inquiry, and Dr. Wilson began making connections among a wide range of species. Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2021 The implications of this theory of island biogeography and other studies rippled outward to other fields of inquiry, and Wilson began making connections among a wide range of species. Patricia Sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Dec. 2021 By then, his earlier work on island biogeography was taking on a terrifying new importance. New York Times, 27 Dec. 2021 Edwards graduated from the Australian National University and has a doctoral degree in phylogenetics and biogeography from the University of Queensland. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 8 Nov. 2021 Since smoke has likely been transporting microbes for millions of years, understanding this mechanism of transport can help us understand microbial biogeography and evolutionary diversity. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 20 Dec. 2019 Rachel Downey is a marine biogeography PhD candidate at the Fenner School of Environment and Society. Wired, 4 Dec. 2019 Overview of the history of discovery, taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of Majungasaurus crenatissimus from the late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Fox News, 3 Dec. 2019 The experiment was designed to test the theory of island biogeography, which Wilson and his collaborator Robert MacArthur first described in the 1960s. Quanta Magazine, 24 Sep. 2014 See More

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First Known Use of biogeography

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Biogeography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biogeography. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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biogeography

noun
bio·​ge·​og·​ra·​phy | \ -jē-ˈäg-rə-fē How to pronounce biogeography (audio) \
plural biogeographies

Medical Definition of biogeography

: a branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

Other Words from biogeography

biogeographic \ -​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce biogeography (audio) \ or biogeographical \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce biogeography (audio) \ adjective

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